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R on the Downs Rural Retreat

Yangan, Southern Downs Area

Indicative Rate * AU$160 to AU$260

R on the Downs is an eco-friendly, award winning hosted, luxury Rural Retreat and Bed and Breakfast, nestled in the picturesque Swanfels Valley. It is the ideal home away from home ... to escape, rest and relax ... or ... re-ignite that something special.

Rejuvenate in the luxurious and spacious Grand Federation Homestead Suites (ensuited); Secluded Tree-House Hideaway; or Intimate Early Settler's Cottage. The Tree-House, Cottage and some suites have private double spas, all with superb views. Rustic fireplaces add extra charm and ambience, whilst Romance is always in the air.

Raise a glass to the spectacular views. Savour country cooked meals - home grown and local produce or cook yourself a barbecue. Rendezvous in the courtyard or gardens, enjoy the diversity of the native fauna and flora on this 40 acre bush paradise and Reinvigorate your senses.

Use R on the Downs Rural Retreat as a starting point for your memorable experience and to discover the many attractions of the Southern Downs. Couples, Groups, Honeymooners all catered for.

So...Slow down, breathe deep, enjoy quality time - with a taste of life in the country at R on the Downs.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Communal Lounge
  • Laundry
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Outdoor furniture

Activities

  • Birdwatching

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.
295 Swanfels Road
Yangan, Southern Downs Area
Queensland
Australia

Our Rooms

Cottages

Two spacious and private self-contained luxury cottages catering for couples or singles. Both the early settlers cottage and Tree-house provide stunning views of the picturesque Swanfels Valley. With rustic fireplaces to snuggle up in front of during winter, double spas located so you can enjoy the wonderful views, dual showers, air conditioning, kitchen and a barbecue on the verandah these cottages are ideal for two or three night stays. Both cottages are wheelchair friendly.

Spa Rooms

Two spacious themed rooms with queen size beds and private verandahs. Relax in the large double spas while enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Serenity Room

Very spacious ensuite room with king bed or king singles if required. Sit on your private verandah and enjoy overlooking courtyard and beyond to the picturesque Swanfels Valley.

Sunset Room

This room has been designed with the needs of disabled and /or frail guests being provided for. Private entry is provided directly from verandah adjacent to ramp to car park

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Camooweal Caves National Park

Camooweal, Mount Isa Area
Free Entry
Wide expanses of Mitchell grass plains and spinifex woodland are protected in this park on the Barkly Tableland, a peaceful stopover for weary travellers. The park features caves and sinkholes that were formed when water percolated through 500 million year-old layers of soluble dolomite creating caverns linked by vertical shafts up to 75 metres deep.
Free Entry
This exceptional park features spectacular gorge country, including the lush oasis of Lawn Hill Gorge, sandstone ranges and World Heritage fossils. One of Queensland's most scenic national parks, it is home to abundant and diverse wildlife.

Riversleigh Fossil Fields

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
Free Entry
The Australian Fossil Mammal Sites at Riversleigh and Naracoorte were inscribed in the World Heritage List in 1994 for their outstanding representation of the evolution of Australian mammals and the quality of their fossils, which are preserved in limestone.

Combo Conservation Park

Kynuna, McKinlay Area
Free Entry
Combo Conservation Park protects a string of semi-permanent waterholes along the Diamantina River in Queensland’s outback. They are said to have been the poet A B (Banjo) Paterson's inspiration for Waltzing Matilda, Australia's most popular folk song.

Duchess

Duchess, Cloncurry Area
In earlier days Duchess was an important railway and mining town which has declined since the advent of road transport. Today, relive the glory days over a drink or two at the local Duchess Hotel where the beer and stories flow.

Dajarra

Dajarra, Cloncurry Area
Believe it or not Dajarra was once the largest trucking depot in the world. Dajarra is now a quiet, laid back town in the far north of Outback Queensland. The older people of the area who remember Dajarra's heyday say that the area trucked more cattle than Texas in the United States of America.

Julia Creek

Julia Creek, McKinlay Area
Julia Creek is located on the Overlander's Way, the main route from Townsville that runs west to Mount Isa and on to Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. Julia Creek started to grow when the railway line was extended in February 1908.

Burketown

Burketown, Burke Area
The Gulf Savannah is an interesting region to visit all year. However during the monsoon season, transportation methods must be carefully considered, as some parts of the Gulf Savannah region suffer from a lack of road infrastructure.

Karumba

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
Situated on the mouth of the Norman River, Karumba is already well known as a recreational fishing mecca and birdwatchers paradise. Today however, being so accessible, Karumba is fast becoming a must do destination for travellers looking for an experience with a difference.

McKinlay

Mckinlay, McKinlay Area
Located 104 kilometres south east of Cloncurry, McKinlay was named after the McKinlay River which was discovered and named by the explorer John McKinlay. McKinlay had arrived in New South Wales in 1836 and by 1861 had become such an adept bushman that he was chosen to lead the South Australian Burke Relief Expedition to search for the missing Burke and Wills.
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